13 Modern Holiday Tablescapes That’ll Up Your Hosting Game

Beth Stebner
13 Modern Holiday Tablescapes That’ll Up Your Hosting Game
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When all of the halls have been decked and the presents wrapped, your holiday planning isn’t over just yet.

The next task is sitting down to an unforgettable Christmas dinner. And while we’re big fans of keeping things fairly simple when it comes to holiday tablescapes (no tacky explosion of red, green, and gold, please), that’s not to say that just throwing down a few candle holders and a table runner means you can call it a day.

Thankfully, the minimal trend is alive and well, meaning that with a few carefully selected objects—like a garland of live pine, a few sprigs of rosemary, or a gold accent here or there—you can really make your table shine.

We’ve rounded up 13 ideas to kick off your holiday in style.

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The ultimate in holiday tablescapes.

Design by: B Jones Style
Photo: Ester Lee

Less is sometimes more when it comes to holiday decor.

Photo: Yvestown

Put a modern spin on traditional elements with fresh greenery and red taper candles at staggered heights.

Photo: The White Buffalo Styling Co.

A way to do holiday rustic without going overboard.

Photo: The Inspired Room

Add some gold and silver accents to go glam.

Photo: The Inspired Room

A rough linen runner and sprigs of rosemary provide French girl charm.

Photo: French Larkspur

A scraggly fir tree and reindeer decorations are Scandinavian chic.

Photo: Digsdigs

A metallic centerpiece never hurts.

Photo: The Sweet Escape

If muted colors and garlands of pine aren't your thing, go bold or go home.

Photo: Paper & Stitch

Invest in settings that work all year.

Photo: Avenue Lifestyle

This simple (and affordable!) tablescape uses raw materials like brass and spruce.

Photo: Homedit via The Inspired Room

Who says ornaments are exclusively for your tree?

Photo: Fresh Home

For the rustic-tablescape lover.

Photo: Mornings Like These

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